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Creeping Myrtle- Mature Age Plants

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$14.99
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Creeping myrtle, or Vinca minor, is often referred to as the common or lesser periwinkle.

Reviews (5)

  • 5
    Good as a border

    Posted by Sia on 5th Apr 2017

    Makes a good border plant

  • 5
    Fast growing

    Posted by Lisa on 5th Apr 2017

    Grows faster than I thought it would

  • 5
    Dense grower

    Posted by Kinson Johnson on 5th Apr 2017

    Dense thick grower

  • 5
    Rock climber

    Posted by Randy on 4th Apr 2017

    I love how it was planted on a hillside where rocks once were and this is spreading over the rocks

  • 5
    Space filler

    Posted by Pamila Wolfenbarger on 5th Feb 2016

    I had some empty spaces in my garden that I needed to fill in, the creeping myrtle worked perfectly!

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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

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Creeping Myrtle

Creeping Myrtle - Vinca minor. This flowering plant species is a native of southern and central Europe as well as southwestern Asia. The plant is a trailing and vined subshrub, which spreads across the ground and has rooting along its stems. This rooting forms clonal colonies. The plant always covers the ground rather than intertwining or climbing like other vines. There are evergreen leaves with a leathery texture with a glossy sheen. The plant's flowers are solitary and are produced in the early spring through the midsummer. Some flowers may be produced into the beginning of autumn. The flowers are violet, pale purple, or sometimes white.

It is ideal for areas that have open spaces. This is a plant that is great for yards where other flowers won’t grow.

Fast growing, this plant will take root and spread over the area in no time. It has a lavender flower that contrasts well with the dark green leaves. The flower blooms in the spring and summer, making it a beautiful plant to blend with daisies and daffodils. There is little care involved with this plant. Just water it every few days, and make sure you keep the undergrowth cut out so that it looks healthy.

Creeping myrtle is also known as dwarf periwinkle and lesser periwinkle. Its other names include small periwinkle and common periwinkle.

It is often used as ground cover and does not grow very high, or climb, although it can bunch together in places to reach over twelve inches in height. It is native to southern Europe but can be found in the Netherlands, Portugal, France, and across North America. Creeping myrtle is easily distinguished by its purple, five-petal flower and waxy leaves. The fruit is two follicles approximately one-inch long. Each follicle produces over a dozen seeds. Creeping Myrtle would be a lovely addition to any landscape.

 

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Creeping Myrtle